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Dumfries in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Graham Park

 
 
Graham Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeremy Prats, September 9, 2006
1. Graham Park Marker
Inscription. Just east of this location along the Quantico creek was the plantation known as Graham Park. This property was patented by John Graham (1711-1787) who came to Virginia from Scotland about 1733. Graham is known as the founder of Dumfries since the town sprang to life from 60 acres taken from his plantation in 1749. He was a successful merchant, Trustee of Dumfries, and county clerk.
 
Erected 1983 by Prince William County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 33.977′ N, 77° 19.458′ W. Marker is in Dumfries, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Frayley Boulevard (U.S. 1) north of Williamstown Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. It is next to Cecil Garrison Park. Marker is in this post office area: Dumfries VA 22026, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dumfries Raid (here, next to this marker); Revolutionary War Campaign of 1781 (a few steps from this marker); History of Dumfries (a few steps from this marker);
Graham Park and Three Other Markers image. Click for full size.
By Jeremy Prats, September 9, 2006
2. Graham Park and Three Other Markers
Dumfries - Love’s Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonial Dumfries - Williams Ordinary (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dumfries.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USColonial EraNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jeremy Prats of Afton, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,984 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jeremy Prats of Afton, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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